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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default [TN] '01 Ridge Geyserville

    It could be argued that I've had no love affair of longer standing than
    the one I have with Ridge Geyserville (yes, it even predates my
    relationship with Jean). Tonight, as we continue to hunker down in
    response to subzero temperatures outdoors, I threw together a bunch of
    stuff in our fridge and freezer in a makeshift paella. With that, I opened:

    2001 Ridge Geyserville
    nose: raspberries, oak, eucalyptus
    palate: medium-full body, creamy mouthfeel, overt oakiness

    The back label notes from Paul Draper note that this, the 40th
    Anniversary bottling of Geyserville (geez, I missed the first 20
    years!), should reach maturity within 7-10 years of bottling (10/02)
    Although our bottle was a quintessential fruit bomb, I think I will give
    my remaining bottles another few years in the cellar to integrate the
    remaining oak.

    Mark Lipton

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    Bill Loftin Guest

    Default Re: [TN] '01 Ridge Geyserville

    Mark Lipton wrote:
    > It could be argued that I've had no love affair of longer standing than
    > the one I have with Ridge Geyserville (yes, it even predates my
    > relationship with Jean). Tonight, as we continue to hunker down in
    > response to subzero temperatures outdoors, I threw together a bunch of
    > stuff in our fridge and freezer in a makeshift paella. With that, I opened:
    >
    > 2001 Ridge Geyserville
    > nose: raspberries, oak, eucalyptus
    > palate: medium-full body, creamy mouthfeel, overt oakiness
    >
    > The back label notes from Paul Draper note that this, the 40th
    > Anniversary bottling of Geyserville (geez, I missed the first 20
    > years!), should reach maturity within 7-10 years of bottling (10/02)
    > Although our bottle was a quintessential fruit bomb, I think I will give
    > my remaining bottles another few years in the cellar to integrate the
    > remaining oak.
    >
    > Mark Lipton


    I just saw the 2004 Geyserville with a big banner across the front
    saying that it was the 40th anniversary bottling. Ridge showed up
    in Geyserville in 1966. It is hard to put those numbers together.
    Even harder for the 2001 when you wonder how that predated the founding
    of the winery.

  3. #3
    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: '01 Ridge Geyserville

    On Jan 15, 11:50�pm, Bill Loftin <nitfo...@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > Mark Lipton wrote:
    > > It could be argued that I've had no love affair of longer standing than
    > > the one I have with Ridge Geyserville (yes, it even predates my
    > > relationship with Jean). �Tonight, as we continue to hunker down in
    > > response to subzero temperatures outdoors, I threw together a bunch of
    > > stuff in our fridge and freezer in a makeshift paella. �With that, I opened:

    >
    > > 2001 Ridge Geyserville
    > > nose: raspberries, oak, eucalyptus
    > > palate: medium-full body, creamy mouthfeel, overt oakiness

    >
    > > The back label notes from Paul Draper note that this, the 40th
    > > Anniversary bottling of Geyserville (geez, I missed the first 20
    > > years!), should reach maturity within 7-10 years of bottling (10/02)
    > > Although our bottle was a quintessential fruit bomb, I think I will give
    > > my remaining bottles another few years in the cellar to integrate the
    > > remaining oak.

    >
    > > Mark Lipton

    >
    > I just saw the 2004 Geyserville with a big banner across the front
    > saying that it was the 40th anniversary bottling. Ridge showed up
    > in Geyserville in 1966. It is hard to put those numbers together.
    > Even harder for the 2001 when you wonder how that predated the founding
    > of the winery.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I thought it was the 2005 that was the 40th Anniversary bottling of
    Geyserville? And that 2001 was the 40th vintages of the winery ('62
    was first legal Monte Bello)?

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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: '01 Ridge Geyserville

    DaleW wrote:
    > On Jan 15, 11:50�pm, Bill Loftin <nitfo...@earthlink.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Mark Lipton wrote:
    >>
    >>>It could be argued that I've had no love affair of longer standing than
    >>>the one I have with Ridge Geyserville (yes, it even predates my
    >>>relationship with Jean). �Tonight, as we continue to hunker down in
    >>>response to subzero temperatures outdoors, I threw together a bunch of
    >>>stuff in our fridge and freezer in a makeshift paella. �With that, I opened:

    >>
    >>>2001 Ridge Geyserville
    >>>nose: raspberries, oak, eucalyptus
    >>>palate: medium-full body, creamy mouthfeel, overt oakiness

    >>
    >>>The back label notes from Paul Draper note that this, the 40th
    >>>Anniversary bottling of Geyserville (geez, I missed the first 20
    >>>years!), should reach maturity within 7-10 years of bottling (10/02)
    >>>Although our bottle was a quintessential fruit bomb, I think I will give
    >>>my remaining bottles another few years in the cellar to integrate the
    >>>remaining oak.

    >>
    >>>Mark Lipton

    >>
    >>I just saw the 2004 Geyserville with a big banner across the front
    >>saying that it was the 40th anniversary bottling. Ridge showed up
    >>in Geyserville in 1966. It is hard to put those numbers together.
    >>Even harder for the 2001 when you wonder how that predated the founding
    >>of the winery.- Hide quoted text -
    >>
    >>- Show quoted text -

    >
    >
    > I thought it was the 2005 that was the 40th Anniversary bottling of
    > Geyserville? And that 2001 was the 40th vintages of the winery ('62
    > was first legal Monte Bello)?


    I think that you've got it, Dale. Looking more carefully at the back
    label tonight, it reads "40th Anniversary 1962-2001" at the top and on
    the bottom "Since 1962, Ridge has championed single vineyard winemaking..."

    I'll go down to the cellar and look at the '04 and '05 later.

    Mark Lipton

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